My daughter might be straight.

I have two wonderful, beautiful, smart and talented daughters. I fear the younger of the two may be straight. She is not interested in girls (or boys) yet, as far as I know, and has not confided in me about this subject. If she is heterosexual, she is not yet out of the closet.

Finch - Rainbow

Although this would override her wonder, her beauty, her intellegence and her talent, I will of course continue to be her Mom and to love her as best I can.

I could never celebrate her heterosexuality, but I am almost certain I could tolerate it.

I have not fit this possibility into my faith yet, and am unsure how I will do so. God Himself must be wringing his hands, because although He is a big God, and He has created my daughters and knows the past, present and future, I am quite sure He has not thought through this possibility, that my daughter may be attracted to boys, and may one day – may it never be – fall in love with and want to marry a man. How would creation, heaven and earth and salvation continue by God’s plan if this happens?

I almost hope that when the time comes, she does not share her heterosexuality with me. It would probably be more than I could handle, and if she is considerate, she will spare me the best she can. Perhaps I will not ask, and she will not tell.

Thank God my other daughter is gay!

Grandpa Saves the DayAbby and Amanda with Grandpa Nelson

And…just kidding of course. Except for the first and the last sentence. And…I love these two young women more than life itself!! I am so proud of each of them for who they are and who they are becoming.

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